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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 80 episodes (pilot + 13 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.

Gallery 4, Episode 5 - Meeting Twenty-Three

Featuring the comic Alex Horne, polar explorer and writer Sara Wheeler and documentary maker Alain de Botton.

Further details

Alain de Botton, a documentary maker and lover of art and philosophy, provides the museum with the world's first High Street psychotherapist - so you can just pop in and pay for someone to listen to you for a whole hour.

Sara Wheeler, who was once Antarctica's writer in residence, and who considers herself a writer more than an explorer, gives a carved walrus baculum, which is a penis bone. At two feet long it is the largest baculum, pro rata, for any mammal in the world.

The comedian, winner of three episodes of Countdown, and one of the many people competing to be the world's oldest man Alex Horne, donates to the museum the word "dord", a "word" meaning "density" which was accidentally included into the dictionary even though it does not exist.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st October 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Alex Horne Guest
    Sara Wheeler Guest
    Alain De Botton Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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